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Mar 10, 2023
IMEX Group launched a partnership with leading event management company ExpoPlatform to be the new official event tech provider at its shows in Frankfurt and Las Vegas. Ahead of IMEX Frankfurt 2023 in May, IMEX has been working with ExpoPlatform to offer participants a new online platform enhanced with a range of features and tools carefully designed to maximize business connections and ease of use. At its core, the new platform makes it simpler for exhibitors and buyers to find and connect with each other in the run-up to the show and then to enhance those relationships face to face at … more
Mar 09, 2023
Freeman, a leading global event producer, and Sessionboard, a next-generation SaaS provider, announced a strategic partnership that provides Freeman customers with enhanced speaker and content management technology solutions.   The partnership is a testament to Freeman's mission to redefine live for a new era, whether virtual, in-person or hybrid, with a data-driven approach and the industry's largest network of experts, and Sessionboard's quest to simplify the complex workflows and disjointed communications that exist around speaker and content management. “Partnerships like this one will… more
Mar 08, 2023
The story of how Laura Purdy found a career in the exhibitions and meetings industry will be a familiar one for many event professionals: She fell into it – and never left. While in the process of building a marketing and retail management career at a prestigious commercial real estate firm in Toronto, Canada, Purdy had the chance to participate in new business development projects, including responding to RFPs for management contracts for global commercial real estate properties.  One of those projects was for The National Trade Centre (now Enercare Centre), which was under construction at… more
Mar 06, 2023
The steady influx of new hires and promotions continues as corporate events move full steam ahead in 2023. Take a look at who’s landing new career opportunities or moving up the ladder! ASM Global Global venue management and event strategy leader ASM Global has appointed 20-year San Francisco travel and convention veteran Leonie Patrick as the new general manager for the George R. Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.  In her new role, Patrick will work closely with ASM Global to continue attracting business to San Francisco’s largest convention and exhibition complex, already… more
Mar 03, 2023
Early bird discounts are still popular, but half of trade show attendees are registering less than one month out, according to part two of the attendee registration survey conducted our sister publication TSNN. According to the survey, 83 percent of show organizers offer early bird discounts or a limited number of tickets for attendee registration, while only 17 percent do not. “Early bird discounts continue to influence registration patterns, although attendees tend to register later in the show cycle now, which has shifted the early bird strategy on some events,” said Jacy Barker, senior… more
Mar 01, 2023
Pre-teen girls certainly have a lot of things on their minds but hatching a business—let alone brainstorming best marketing practices for its success—ordinarily aren’t some of them. Cathy Schlosberg, however, was an extraordinary girl, and those were the exact thoughts swirling through her 12-year-old brain when she and her brother came up with the idea to launch a catering business servicing events for their parents and parents’ friends. “That’s where my career in marketing and hospitality began,” Schlosberg said of the catering operation in her hometown of Framingham, Mass. “We called… more
Feb 28, 2023
With the health and well-being of event attendees a top priority for meeting planners, especially in the post-pandemic era, Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), the sales and marketing extension to more than 250 global hotels and resorts, cruise lines and destination management companies, recently partnered with global wellness leader Delos to bring the first Delos Wellness Certificate for Meetings and Events to the meetings and events industry.Backed by scientific research and designed to educate meeting planners on the benefits and value of wellness in meetings and events, the… more
Feb 27, 2023
Destinations International, the world’s largest resource for official destination organizations and convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) is continuing to forge partnerships and create offerings designed to benefit global destination organizations and the events they serve. On Feb. 15, the organization announced that it had formed an official partnership with Tourism Cares, a non-profit organization dedicated to the long-term survival of the travel and tourism industry that inspires travel leaders to make travel a force for good.Designed to unite the industry and serve as a catalyst for… more
Feb 24, 2023
Taking place each February, Black History Month is an ideal time to honor and celebrate the achievements of Black people in the events industry and beyond and renew our commitment to continue fostering diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Corporate Event News checked in with six industry leaders to find out how their organizations support the Black community and get their advice on championing DEI.   Desirée Knight, Senior Director, Meetings and Events, American Psychological Association; 2023 Chair of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) What tips would you share… more
Feb 23, 2023
Are attendees at your trade show registering later than they did pre-pandemic? Don’t panic, you are not alone. According to a study conducted in February by our sister publication, TSNN, 98 percent of show organizers reported that attendees are registering later for trade shows, compared with pre-pandemic times. Show organizers have always dealt with attendees who registered late, but the pandemic seems to have pushed back timelines even more. After dealing with cancellations and postponements for more than years, many show organizers have told us anecdotally they continue to be challenged… more
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